Classic Man: Jeremiah

If you were to sit down and talk with me about what or who truly inspires me, I’d tell you the era of the Harlem Renaissance plays a big part in my creative work. I love all the images of beautiful black men and women, dressed to the nines, poised and ever so fly.

I seemed to have found a kindred spirit in Jeremiah, a young lad who will put a blazer on just to go to Applebee’s or run to the store. This polite gentleman will even pick out something fancy for his mom to wear when it’s time to go out! I’m happy to have captured portraits of this handsome dapper young fellow. Check out bts and his portraits below.

 

Glamorous Sweet Sixteen: Jada

 

Turning 16 is a pivotal milestone in every teenagers life. I wanted to make sure Jada had beautiful images to document the special occasion. The minute I saw her dress, I knew that I wanted to make her look like a tall, glamorous, chocolate doll! We made sure her makeup was flawless and the minute she saw herself in the mirror, Jada said, “I look good!” That’s what we love to hear our young girls say! Jada is already stunning, but the makeup and glam treatment gave her an extra boost of confidence to get in front of the camera and slay her shoot! Check out some of her images below.

 

Jam Giveaway Winners: Our Collaboration with Just Ask Marlene

A few months ago I was contacted by Marlene Wallach who runs the blog Just Ask Marlene and is also the president of Whilemina Models Kids & Teen division. We collabed together for a giveaway to offer a lucky winner a photo shoot. Well the response was so overwhelming and everyone was so amazing that I couldn’t pick just one winner….so I picked two! Check out the behind the scenes and beautiful images I captured of our winners Isabella (14) and Ka’iulani (7.)

Models: Isabella @isabella_lalinde; Ka’iulani @kaiulani.sandra

Photographer: Ria Rouse Photography @riarouse_photos

Hair: Chelsie Rodden @chelsieroddenhair

MUA: Najae @najaedollface

Designer; JD Noble @jd_noble

Model Spotlight: Jas "JBug" Davis

 

Jas is one of my favorite clients! She is the sweetest little thing, but has no problem giving you major super model vibes when needed. Jas is only six, but she stays busy, motivated, and booked! She is a model and actress, and has been nominated for Atlanta’s Rising Superstar. Jas is also working to assist the homeless through donations and annually supports a local foster care facility by donating toys.

Make sure you support this beautiful soul by giving her a follow on ig: @jbugdavi.

 

Jamison: Tween Model Extraordinaire

Jamison is a 12yr old model destined for big things. With her mature look, unique facial features, and ability to out pose even some of the most seasoned models, Jamison is sure to have a long career in the world of print modeling. It also helps that the one and only Tyra Banks featured her on her instagram page as a model to watch!

Take a look at a few behind the scenes images from our shoot and the amazing final images

 Jamison went into makeup first with our head MUA Priscilla Collier. I chose a natural, super glowy look. Jamsion’s features are so unique and she doesn’t need a lot to stand out.

Jamison went into makeup first with our head MUA Priscilla Collier. I chose a natural, super glowy look. Jamsion’s features are so unique and she doesn’t need a lot to stand out.

 Looove that glow!

Looove that glow!

 Hairstylist Chelsie Rodden gave Jamison a simple but classic slicked back bun with subtle baby hairs. Again, all attention breing brough to Jamison’s beautiful features.

Hairstylist Chelsie Rodden gave Jamison a simple but classic slicked back bun with subtle baby hairs. Again, all attention breing brough to Jamison’s beautiful features.

 Before & After Styling

Before & After Styling

 Look one provided by Misty Audell of Red Carpet Affair.

Look one provided by Misty Audell of Red Carpet Affair.

 Look two is Jamison’s own unique style!

Look two is Jamison’s own unique style!

Model: Jamison Scout @missjamisonscout

Photographer: Ria Rouse @riarouse_photos

MUA: Priscilla Collier @priscillac_mua

Hair: Chelsie Rodden @chelsieroddenhair

Wardrobe: Misty Audell @red-carpet-affair

BTS Photographer: Lenna Davis Photography @lennadavisphotography